Author: Valerie Sim
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Looking for new ways to expand your understanding of Tarot? Renowned Tarot specialist Valerie Sim helps Tarot enthusiasts step "out of the box" and advance their practice to a new level. Emphasizing a fun, relaxed approach, she teaches how to break rules in order to stimulate creativity. Readers learn many valuable Tarot techniques, including the comparative method, which involves practicing with several decks to fully understand each card and its abundant possibilities for interpretation. Tarot Outside the Box also offers original spreads, sample readings, and valuable advice for practicing Tarot without querents, engaging in interactive readings (both reader and querent participation), and using Tarot for creative writing. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery
The World of Religious Games and Dolls
Author: Nikki Bado-Fralick,Rebecca Sachs Norris
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Packed with examples that propel the narrative (and add immeasurably to readers' knowledge of religious trivia), this is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of popular culture and spirituality.--John Lyden, Professor of Religion, Dana College, and Author of Film as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals "Midwest Book Review"
Author: Alexander Ruxton McMahon
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. A Summer Tour In The Bw6-karen Country. In the hot season of 1869, when the arid heat of the plains made the English cantonments almost intolerable, we were not sorry that duty and pleasure combined, rendered it desirable that we should take up our residence in that portion of the district, inhabited by a tribe called Bghai, or Bwe, the least known, although not the least important of the three great families into which ethnologists have found it convenient to divide the Karen race. Bghai, the English equivalent of the Karen spelling, as rendered by the missionaries, is somewhat arbitrarily required to be pronounced Bway or Btof. We propose, therefore, to adopt the phonetic spelling. The Bw6s are the most numerous of the three families, and comprise in their body, the Kayos or Red Karen3, Tsawkoos, Padoungs, Hashwies, Prays, and other minor clans. The Bw& proper are found on the left bank of the Sittang, immediately above Toungoo, south of the Gaykhos, having the Tsawkoos and other cognate clans to their east. Those located on the affluents of the river wear short drawers like the Gaykhos, with radiating red lines near the bottom, while those south of them wear a white armless sack-like garment, with perpendicular bands fashioned like those patronized by many other tribes. The missionaries have accordingly distinguished them by the names of Pant Bghai (Bw6) and Tunic Bghai (Bwe) on account of these peculiarities in their dress. Similar designations are given them by the Burmese who also call them Leik-bya-gyee (Great Butterfly) and Leik-bya-gnay (Little Butterfly) probably from some fancied resemblance in their dress to these insects. The appellation Bwe1 is borrowed from the Sgan Karens, and the people recognise the term so far as to apply ...
Author: Aleister Crowley
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This book describes the philosophy and the use of Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot, a deck of Tarot cards designed by Crowley and co-designed and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The Thoth Tarot has become one of the best-selling and most popular Tarot Decks in the world. It is also one of the most original interpretations of the tarot, incorporating astrological, numerological, Egyptian, and Qabalistic symbolism. While there are many other useful guides to this famous tarot deck, there are no others that explain the deck in its designer's own words. The book is divided into four major parts: * Part One: The Theory Of The Tarot. * Part Two: The Atu (Keys or Trumps). * Part Three: The Court Cards. * Part Four: The Small Cards. Part One is further divided into three chapters; Part Two into two chapters and an appendix; Part Three into one chapter; and Part Four into one chapter. The book includes a list of plates depicting the Tarot cards as seen by Crowley and Harris.
Discovering the Esoteric Truth Hidden in Ancient Fairy Tales
Author: Nuria Daly
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Social Science
By unlocking the hidden spiritual truths of fairy tales, we gain understanding of the deep mystical meaning, hidden in the depths of such stories, and how these insights can be applied to the lives of modern day truth seekers. Through study, we realize the journey itself and the great battles we must fight to overcome the demons and dragons deep within us. In The Witch and the Fairy as Teacher in Fairy Tales, Sufi leader Nuria Daly explores the inner realms of the creative imagination and our common crucial purpose of finding and integrating the Creative Feminine. This book introduces many worthy themes for reflection as a wonderful eye-opener to reading the symbolic psychological dimension of popular stories. Great stuff. I love it! a beautiful telling of the inner spiritual journey from the outer realm of dualism via the union of opposites, through growth in wholeness, towards oneness with the divine. Can be read time and again, and as the lessons are learnt and practiced, ones subsequent understanding and self-realization are deepened. This is the essence of wisdom literature indeedDr Nicholas Coleman, Director of School of Spiritual Studies The book springs from decades of teaching Sufi wisdom. The voice is not a narrative voice but a meditative one, providing a renewal or indeed a reimagining of the wisdom voice of Sufism. The text is an allegory of the teaching process. It teaches about teaching. - William M. Johnston, Emeritus Professor of History (University of Massachusetts) and Editor, The Encyclopedia of Monasticism.
Author: Patricia Della-Piana
Author: Richard Cavendish
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Category: American literature
Author: Martha Hall Kelly
Publisher: Ballantine Books
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I. “Not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the tsar’s Winter Palace, the famous ballet. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways. In her newest powerful tale told through female-driven perspectives, Martha Hall Kelly celebrates the unbreakable bonds of women’s friendship, especially during the darkest days of history.